I talked to the service manager at Pioneer. He pretty much talked me out of putting the bike on a dyno, for now anyway. He said a few things that made sense and make me want to wait a bit before I spend the $300 or so to have the bike put on a dyno. He also said that they have guys there that are excellent tuners but that they do not have a dyno. He does know at least two people that do have them however.
Here is what he told me that made me change my mind, at least for now.
- Plugs - if they're good and chocolate brown, you have no issues there
- Mileage - remove the stock exhaust, lose 5mpg average. That's about where I am as when I ride it hard I'm only about 4-5mpg off stock on average.
- Dyno - may find lean areas causing the map to change and I may end up losing more mileage
- HP - at the end of the day, if the map in the PC is allowing the bike to run right, you will probably not feel a difference after a dyno & tune
I really like that service manager. He's the sort that will give it to you straight and isn't interested in just taking your money. He could have easily said, come on down and we'll take a look (and your money) and never told me that I had a good chance of seeing & feeling no difference. He didn't do that so he's ok in my book.